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Re: Converting to standards... (sort of)

From: Andrew McFarland <andrew.mcfarland@unite.net>
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 16:08:26 +0100
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At 10:38 25/09/2002 -0400, Eric A. Meyer wrote:
>    In the first place, an effort of the kind I undertook isn't one of 
> tens or hundreds of hours.  I invested less than three hours in fixing 
> the DOM scripting and tweaking a bit of HTML, and I'm not even a DOM 
> expert.

I think the amount of time is very much dependant on how the site is 
generated, and how much of the site needs fixed. A dynamically generated 
site can be very easy to fix, or an absolute nightmare, depending on the 
underlying programming.

I recently fixed up a small site, entirely static HTML, for one of our 
clients. The markup was completely unstructured and it took me the best 
part of a working week to get it to the stage where CSS could be applied 
with consistency.

Were you thinking of individual page fixes or whole site corrections?

<snip/>
>    As for the benefit to you,

Don't worry, I wasn't being completely mercenary :-). I live an annoyingly 
busy life at the moment, and whereas I would be happy to work on projects 
for the good of the Internet as a whole, I am reluctant to spend a lot of 
time fixing a commercial website for free. A few hours per week on 
commercial websites would be OK.

Andrew

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Received on Wednesday, 25 September 2002 11:12:46 GMT

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